Dr. Robert S. Corruccini received his Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. He is Full Professor of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He has published extensively.
1999 0-7734-7980-5 Since shortly after the Western beginning of a recognized specialty of orthodontics, dentistry scholars have argued over the biologic causes of the disorder. From the 1960s it has been recognized that in industrialized and affluent Euro-American populations there is a veritable epidemic of malocclusion. Causes have been debated from the early days. This volume summarizes the voluminous literature, history of orthodontic etiologic thinking, related disorders, worldwide and time-successive human comparisons, and the all-important experimental investigations pointing to chewing exercise resulting from resistant foods as the chief culprit.